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New Questioning Of Russia's Media Magnate Gusinsky Scheduled For This Thursday

Investigator of the Russian General Prosecutor's Office Salavat Karimov who summoned Russian media magnate Vladimir Gusinsky to appear on Thursday for questioning "performs his procedural duties and acts absolutely correctly, within ethical and procedural norms." This is what head of the information and public relations department of the Russian General Prosecutor's Office Leonid Troshin said. The Russian General Prosecutor's Office has again summoned Vladimir Gusinsky for questioning to acquaint him with its resolution to charge him with money laundering. The questioning has been scheduled for Thursday, May 3, since Gusinsky did not appear for previous questioning on April 27. In the absence of the accused person, his lawyers were not provided with this resolution. The resolution to charge Gusinsky under article 174 (part 3 of the Criminal Code of Russia "gross money laundering") was passed by the Prosecutor's Office on April 22 this year. At the same time, Gusinsky is also charged with gross fraud. The Russian Prosecutor's Office brought this charge against him earlier. An international warrant for Gusinsky's arrest has also been issued. In April this year the Spanish court refused to satisfy the request by the Russian Prosecutor's Office to extradite Gusinsky to Russia, and released him from the obligation not to leave, after which the Russian media magnate left Spain.